Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "Big Yellow Taxi"
Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was on her first trip to Hawaii when she came up with one of her most famous songs, "Big Yellow Taxi." “I took a taxi to the hotel and when I woke up the next morning, I threw back the curtains and saw these beautiful green mountains in the distance,” recalled the performer. “Then, I looked down and there was a parking lot as far as the eye could see, and it broke my heart.” Though environmental concerns are prominent in the lyrics, the message that “you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone” has a universal appeal that's inspired covers by such artists as Bob Dylan, Amy Grant and Counting Crows. The 1970 original appears on LADIES OF THE CANYON, and we'll make "Big Yellow Taxi" our Song of the Day to wish Joni Mitchell a happy birthday. Hear more Joni on the new LOVE HAS MANY FACES boxed set, now available on vinyl!